THIS TRASH-BOUND TV TABLE GETS A BRAND NEW LIFE WITH TROPICAL PARADISE | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Hello sweet friends! I’m back today with this trashed tv table makeover. Be sure to stay to the end of today’s post to see my inspiration for this makeover!
It’s also the fourth Thursday of the month and this means it’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day. I’m sharing my blogging besties’ FFU makeovers below. Like you, I only get to see the ‘before’ images prior to publishing. So I can’t wait to head on over and see what they’ve done!
Here’s the curb-shopped TV Table I started with. You might remember the tray as well. It’s been sitting outdoors and has taken a beating so I think it’s time to put it to good use.
The tv table top wasn’t in the best shape either.
And it needed a good cleaning. Challenge on! Let’s see if we can bring this back to life.
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TV TABLE MAKEOVER
Here’s how I salvaged this TV Table and tray into a tropical paradise!
Both of these pieces needed a good cleaning! The tv table was found curbside and has been sitting in my inventory for years. The tray has been left out in the elements for months. I used this White Lightening Cleaner mixed with some water in a spray bottle and a large sponge.
SLICK STICK PRIMER
Once the table and tray were clean and dry, I primed them with Slick Stick so I wouldn’t have to sand them. This primer is awesome when your having a lazy day and don’t want to bust out the sander.
THICK COTTON PAINT
As chalk paint ages, it’s normal for it to thicken up. When I opened my jar of Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint, it was too thick to paint with so I thinned it out with a little water.
Pro Tip – Rather than adding water into the original paint container, I always pour some paint into a bowl and mix in a little water there. If you add water directly into the original container, you take the chance of contaminating your leftover paint if it sits for a long time.
Now for the fun part! I found this vibrant green jungle transfer and used it for the top of the tray. I tried finding the exact transfer to link but they were all sold out so here’s a similar one for you.
To adhere the transfer, I removed the design from the sheet, placed it exactly where I wanted it, and then rubbed it on with the tool provided. I have a full tutorial on How To Rub On Transfers here.
As seen below I used a craft knife to cut the transfer to size and matched up the pattern in the middle of the tray.
And here’s how this trash-bound TV table all came together.
What do you think? I’m in love with this tropical green vibe against the clean white!
I didn’t attach the tray to the top but now that I see it was moving around while I was staging/styling, I’m going to add a few screws to the bottom to hold it in place.
I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 37.7K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do. Below are the BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this Tropical Paradise TV Tray Table before and after. I hope this fun makeover has inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
And here’s a peek at my friend Mara and me on a long overdue beach vacation! Can you guess where the inspiration for this piece came from?! 😆
Thanks for joining me and my FFU crew today! I’ll be resharing something fabulous for you next Tuesday along with joining my Furniture Flipping Friends (exclusive for all of you who have subscribed to my emailing list) on the last day of March!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS TV TRAY TABLE MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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